Gold mining has a long history in Alaska, beginning with the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 1800s. Even today there exist a variety of placer mining operations ranging from large commercial placer mines to stream panning by tourists. The 150 or so official placer mines in 2009
Alaska still has plenty of gold waiting to be found. With the high price of gold, miners eagerly await the snow melt each summer for the chance to wet their gold pans in search of some nuggets. Gold mining in Alaska is a significant industry in the state, and many small communities rely on gold mining.
Our Alaska Gold Maps are so large they have to be divided into four separate maps based on Alaska's meridians: Copper River, Seward, Fairbanks, and Kateel River. Alaska's fifth meridian, Umiat, is located in the extreme north of the state and has no gold claims that we could find. To our knowledge this is the most comprehensive set of Alaska Gold Maps in existence—to include state and ...
Gold prospecting in Alaska is great when you find gold. Alaska has been home to many of the gold rushes of the 19th and 20th centuries. People came from all over the world to take a chance at making their fortune in the goldfields of Alaska and still do so today.